My Account Sign up for eNews

Upcoming JPS Events

The JPS/Skirball New Author Series

A unique opportunity for learning with world-renowned scholars
In partnership with The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center
One East 65th Street, New York City

Thurs., Oct. 30, 2014, 7pm
Jerry Rabow
The Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash

Admission is free. Register here or call 212-507-9580.

Thurs., Nov. 20, 2014, 7pm
Rabbi David Ellenson
Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice

Admission is free. Register here or call 212-507-9580.

Thurs., Dec. 18, 2014, 7pm
As a Driven Leaf: The Heresy of Rabbi Elisha Ben Abuyah

A play reading performed by the Instant Shakespeare Players and written by Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz. Based on the novel by Milton Steinberg.

Admission is free. Register here or call 212-507-9580.


Download event flyer for more information.

The Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning strives to make the full spectrum of Jewish knowledge accessible to students who want to: understand the complexity, diversity and meaning of Judaism today; reframe long-held conceptions; connect to a heritage that is both ancient and continually relevant; and, discover themselves in Judaism and the Judaism in themselves.

Videos of Past Events

Dr. Ruth Calderon, Member of Knesset,
author of A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales
Tues., May 27, 2014 at Skirball
View video of event

Dr. Michael Carasik, author of
The Bible's Many Voices
Thurs., April 24, 2014, at Skirball
View video of event

Rabbi Barry Schwartz, author of
Judaism's Great Debates
Thurs., March 27, 2014, at Skirball
View video of event

Salo Aizenberg, author of Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards
January 23, 2014 at Skirball
View video of event

hatemail

Outside the Bible Hanukkah Launch Event with
Yeshiva University
Dec., 3, 2103
Welcome: YU President Richard Joel & JPS Director Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz
Dialogue: Dr. Lawrence H. Schiffman & Dr. Alex P. Jassen
Remarks: Dr. Louis H. Feldman
View video of event

Dr. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Editor, Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture.
Dec. 5, 2013 at Skirball
View video of of his lecture, Messages from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Dr. James L. Kugel, Editor, Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture
Nov. 21, 2013 at Skirball
View video of his lecture, Outside the Bible and the Beginnings of Biblical Interpretation

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, author of The God's Are Broken! The Hidden Legacy of Abraham.
Oct. 10, 2013 at Skirball
View video of his lecture, Are We Still Worshipping Idols?